Continues family tradition
Colton Shambaugh, a Berkeley Springs High School sophomore, continued a long standing family tradition on January 26 by joining the Junior Order of United American Mechanics. His dad, Morgan County Chief Deputy Sheriff Vince Shambaugh and grandfather, Roland Shambaugh, Sr. witnessed the ceremony. Vince Shambaugh has been a member for 22 years and Roland Shambaugh Sr. for 39 years, Colton Shambaugh's uncle, Roland Shambaugh, Jr. joined in 1987.
In the Shambaugh tradition, currently active in the Berkeley Springs Council #117 are his great aunt, B.J. Ruppenthal and great uncle, Vincent E. Shambaugh. Roland Shambaugh, Sr. also thinks that their father, Vernon William Shambaugh, was active in the Great Cacapon Tonoloway Council #102.
This participation in the Junior Order is also evident in his mother's family. Currently his grandfather, Delmar Stuart Gloyd is a member of Berkeley Springs Council #117 having transferred when Great Cacapon Lodge closed in 2004. His great-grandfather, Harrison Harvey joined the Junior Order in 1938 and was a member for 66 years prior to his death in November 2004.
Recently two other young men have joined, Ricky Sirbaugh and Daniel Goss.